Ylioppilasteatteri <3 Pride

@ Mustikkamaa summer theater 29th – 30th June

Thursday 29th June: SLUTOPIA – open rehearsals

Friday 30th June: Queer Dance Night at Mustikkamaa

Helsinki Pride week will be celebrated this year from June 26th to July 2nd. This year’s theme is ”Joy and riot”. Ylioppilasteatteri participates in Pride week with a two-day program that takes place at Mustikkamaa summer theater on Thursday, June 29 and on Friday June 30. Both event days are free of charge.

Thursday 29th June from 18 to 20
SLUTOPIA open rehearsals


This year, the queer fantasy adventure SLUTOPIA, will be shown at the Mustikkamaa summer theater, which premieres on Wednesday 12 July. On Pride Thursday 29.6., we are organizing open rehearsals, where small teasers of the upcoming performance are presented.

The cafe also offers non-alcoholic refreshments and small vegan snacks. The cafe is open from 18:00 to 20:00. We start the rehearsals at 19:00.

You will also have an opportunity to participate in the ticket raffle and hear more information about Ylioppilasteatteri.


Friday 30th June from 18 to 01.30
Queer Dance Night at Mustikkamaa 


Welcome to Queer Dance Night in Mustikkamaa.

The drag musical ”Becoming Icons” by Tampereen kuningattaret opens the evening. After this, the dance starts with a queer dance class. There is also speed dating, the Queer Cut Hki pop-up barbershop and DJ collective CEX playing.






18.00 Tampereen kuningattaret: Becoming Icons drag musical (in Finnish)
19.30 Elina / Queer Latin Dance Helsinki: couple salsa dance lesson
20.30 Dancing ja speed dating
21.30 Pride quiz
23.00 CEX

18.00-21.00 Queer Cut Hki pop-up barber shop

In the event you can participate for the ticket raffle of Ylioppilasteatteri’s SLUTOPIA play, that will be premiered at Mustikkamaa Summer Theatre on 12th of July.





Arrival info

Address: Mustikkamaankuja 1, 00570 Helsinki

By metro or bicycle

It is about a 1.3 kilometer walk from the Kulosaari metro station to the summer theater. The venue can also be reached from Kalasama along Isoisänsilta, e.g. from the Helsinki center by bike.

By bus

You can get there by bus number 16, which goes from Rautatientori to Korkeasaari, the exit stop is Mustikkamaa. It is about 100 meters from the bus stop to the summer theater.

By car

There are free parking spaces in the area. It is about 200 meters from the parking area to the summer theater. We encourage you to arrive by public transport if possible.




The summer theater’s audience can be accessed via an dirt road from Mustikkamaankuja. There is a wheelchair space in the front row of the audience. The wooden stage of the summer theater has a 5cm high threshold, surrounded by a sanded stage area at ground level.

The path to the café of the summer theater from Mustikkamaankuja is a slightly downhill grassy terrain, but it is accessible, for example, in a wheelchair with an assistant. There is an accessible outdoor toilet at the venue. Unfortunately, Mustikkamaa’s summer theater does not have an induction loop. We encourage hearing-impaired visitors to bring an interpreter with them. We are happy to provide information about the event in advance for interpretation by email (e.g. the the host’s speeches and scripts of theater performances).

For all questions related to accessibility, you can contact our producer by email:



Safer space


At the event, we commit to follow the principles of a safer space:

What is bullying?

Bullying includes, for example, nasty and mocking speeches, shouting, threats, pressure, gossip, vilification, isolation, i.e. exclusion from the group, constantly criticizing work and making it difficult for others to work. Not all behavior that causes chagrin is bullying. Bullying does not include, for example, different opinions or views on things.


What is harassment?

Sexual harassment includes sexually suggestive gestures and language, sexually explicit speech and jokes, remarks or questions about the body, dress or private life, sexually explicit speech, touching, suggestions or demands for sexual activity. Gender-based harassment is derogatory speech about women, men or people of another gender, demeaning another based on gender, bullying when it is based on the sex of the bullied. Everyone has the right to bodily integrity. This means that violence or threats are completely prohibited at the Ylioppilasteatteri.

What is discrimination?

Everyone must be treated equally. Discrimination includes, for example, unequal treatment on the basis of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, family relationships, class background, ability, language, religion or opinions.


How should I act accordingly with the principles stated above?


Recognize your privileges

Hierarchies and oppressive norms are part of our society. No human being, however conscious or benevolent, is beyond their reach. However, cultural change is not only possible – it happens every day. Questioning norms takes us towards a more equal society.


Recognize your prejudices

Be aware that your assumptions about people’s appearance, gender expression, skin color, linguistic or physical characteristics, or class background may influence your behavior towards them. Instead of making assumptions about people’s bodies, personalities, identities, backgrounds, or ”where they come from,” let everyone be themselves. Everyone has the right to define their own identity, including gender and sexual identity. Use only terms that people accept themselves: asking questions is the only way to find out.


No means no

Respect everyone’s boundaries – both physical and psychological. Once again, asking is the only way to know what the other person’s boundaries are. Always get verbal or otherwise absolutely certain consent before touching someone.


Take responsibility

Remember that bad behavior can never be explained by intoxication. Remember that things that are enjoyable and comfortable for you can cause some others discomfort or anxiety. If someone feels that they have been hurt, they have the right to feel and express it without, that their experience is questioned or their way of reacting is criticized. The ability to draw one’s own boundaries and the ability to accept the demarcations of others is a security issue. In these situations, there is no reason to be defensive, because drawing boundaries is not a criticism or attack on your personality.



Let’s respect everyone’s opportunity for change and discuss constructively. Judging a person’s characteristics or backgrounds is not a good way to deal with oppressive behavior. Instead, make it clear which actions are undesirable. Let’s see diversity as positive and not tolerate discrimination or racism of any kind at all! Let’s make the Ylioppilasteatteri a place where these things can be talked about! Let’s make sure that it is easy to ask for help and rely on others at the Ylioppilasteatteri!